The Game and the Candle

The Game and the Candle

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"It will last about six months," stated John Allard. "Afterward-" His brother looked up at him helplessly. "Afterward?" he echoed drearily. "Afterward there must be more. It is not possible, simply is not, for poverty to approach Theodora and Aunt Rose. Look around you, Robert." Under the clear California moonlight the jade-green lawns and terraces dropped one below the other to the distant road. Through them writhed the long serpentine drive and paths; dotted over them stood dark masses of flowering bushes or trees, with here and there the snowy gleam of a statue; over all floated the rhythmic tinkle of the central fountain. Untroubled calm was the spirit of the place, hereditary comfort. "I have looked so often, John. Yet, I find nothing."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508620830
  • 9781508620839